Jun 19, 2012

Trash Can Lampshade

This is how it looked after the road trip!
When my Daughter moved from WI to NC, the plastic in her lampshade on her favorite lamp was broken out.  Being a "poor" student, she has other more important things to spend her monies on.  While taking out the trash one day, I noticed boxes full of junk in the dumpster.  
This lampshade was in there.  Other than looking old and yellowed, it was in perfect condition, (I mean the plastic wasn't broke up!).  I grabbed it out of the trash and recovered it for Miss Deby.

I pulled off the trim that was yellowed and wiped it down with a sanitize wipe.

I laid the lampshade on tissue paper and traced it as I rolled it to make the pattern. 

Pinned it and cut out the fabric.

I mod podged the fabric on to the lampshade.
Easy Peasy!

Is it me, or is he scary looking?  I rubbed his Buddha belly for luck, just the same!

Happy Crafting!
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